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Rudi Balling's Goodbye lecture series - Prof. Edith Heard

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Event date: Thursday, 14 October 2021 04:30 pm - 07:15 pm
Place: Maison du Savoir (MSA)

2 avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-Sur-Alzette

After being the director of the LCSB for 12 years, Prof. Rudi Balling is retiring. For this very special occasion, the LCSB is organising a Goodbye lecture series to honour him. This lecture series brings together internationally renowned scientists from different disciplines who will share their perspectives on major challenges of future scientific research and interdisciplinary approaches to solve them.

The final lecture will take place on 14 October in an hybrid format: online and on-site at the Maison du Savoir (MSA).
The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Speaker : Prof. Edith Heard

Launching a new era of biology to understand "life in context"

Most molecular research has entailed the study of organisms in the laboratory. However, life does not happen in isolation - organisms including humans interact with each other, are challenged by pathogens and respond to changing physiochemical parameters. Now, technologies are being developed to collect measurements of all ecosystem components at unprecedented volumes. Advances in compute and AI enable the rigorous analysis and creative integration of these data. With the world also facing an urgent need to understand and revolutionise human and planetary health, a new era of molecular biology encompassing life in its varying natural contexts is needed. As part of EMBL’s next scientific Programme, Molecules to Ecosystems 2022-2026, scientists plan to implement and deliver large-scale collaborative projects, promote joint standards and open science, and inform and impact international research and policymaking. (Download the poster)

Join the lecture on WebEx
Meeting number: 188 576 7603
Meeting password: 34aZvS3pqgY

Register for on-site seats at MSA via Eventbrite
(COVID-Check entrance control - Entry is reserved exclusively for people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative)


More information about the full programme of the lecture series